Michael Moore said the same about Romney, so while the arguments are real and concerning, they are more of a warning.
Short answer: no.
What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter’s nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week.
Blaming “mental illness” is a cop-out — and one that lets us avoid talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism
Great discussion of the challenges of minimalism and the trade-offs involved.
Malcolm Gladwell’s look into how automotive safety recalls work, and don’t. But hidden inside is a look at how we examine and evaluate risk and where we place priorities. And the sometimes insurmountable gulf between what engineers see and what normal, emotional people see. And the consequences in safety for how we prioritize and deal with public safety issues. A good read.
Can we all take a moment to remember the phenomenon that was Jennicam? The 90s — such a wonderful, simple time.
An excellent distillation of one of the most important issues of the next decade.
Update (2015-03-29): This post sparked a few conversations with friends that have caused me to revise my opinion. I still believe that rising economic inequality, lack of opportunities, decreased social mobility, and poor measures of success focused on economic growth are all major problems for our society. I’m not convinced that technological progress is the major cause of this shift or that this technological age is fundamentally different from previous periods of “creative destruction.” That said, I do still worry about the types of new jobs that are currently being created, many of which in the “gig economy” offer very little economic security and no benefits.
Ignore the hyperbolic headline and drink in the facts and figures that refute the general negative feeling about the state and outlook for America in 2015.
Really good read, explains a lot of our biases.
And it is definitely not dead.
I’ve been doing a bit of traveling lately, and I’m about ready for a re-org. Good tips.
Apparently it’s more of a selection bias sort of thing.
This week’s New York Times Magazine cover story is an in-depth and pretty devastating critique of three decades of breast cancer awareness campaigns, especially focused on the Susan Komen foundation. The one sentence summary: Komen’s campaigns aren’t helping to cure or prevent cancer, they aren’t dispensing good medical advice, but they are causing women to live in unnecessary fear.
I’m proud of how the people and politicians of Boston reacted to the bombing of the 2013 Marathon and resulting manhunt. But I share a lot of this columnist’s anger at the choices we as a country have made about how we confront terror, and what those choices have cost us.
This guy is my hero. Down with common sense!
NPR’s Planet Money investigates the 14 million Americans on a “hidden” form of welfare — disability. Eye opening.